JSP strongly urged me to watch this film, actually he insisted I watch it and I am so glad I listened. You can read the JSP/Crystal Math collaborative review here. The film deals with a family who just moved into a new house when a group of masked men burst in and hold them hostage. The intent is to force the couple to drain their bank accounts and make off with the money. Things do not go smoothly.
I am completely on the fence when it comes to home invasion films. For example, The Strangers frustrated the hell out of me because I saw numerous ways the couple could have taken the upper hand but failed miserably. Kidnapped is not like that at all, this film is tight and realistic. The desperation of the parties involved is masterfully executed, as is the accelerating anxiety of the perpetrators. If I had to use a horror worthy catchphrase to describe this film I would have to call it a nail biter. Thanks for the recommendation JSP, I believe I’ve already returned the favor.